The Press: Hail and Farewell

High atop San Francisco's Nob Hill, the mourners and the curious crowded into massive, neo-Gothic Grace Cathedral. The great copper casket was carried into the arched, flower-filled chancel and set between two crosses of white lilies. From the Book of Common Prayer, the Rt. Rev. Karl Morgan Block, Episcopal Bishop of California, intoned the funeral service, without sermon or eulogy. At that moment, in the grimy office of the Examiner, a few blocks away, and in Hearst-papers across the land, typewriters and linotypes stilled their clatter, and for a few minutes the plants...

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